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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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Trips by*

Christopher King


Total cost of 11 trips: $17,079.09


Trips traveled under the office of Bart Gordon

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: I VISITED GENERAL ATOMICS' HEADQUARTERS TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INVOLVED IN SEVERAL PROGRAMS THAT I WILL ENCOUNTER IN MY WORK ON THE COMMITTEE. I TOURED FACILITIES AND RECEIVED BRIEFINGS ON PROGRAMS OF REVELANCE TO SCIENCE, ENER
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,255.38
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR, EDUCATION ON ENERGY ISSUES
Date: May 27, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,530.33
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN
Sponsor: East Tennessee Economic Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR, EDUCATION ON OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY ISSUES
Date: Jul 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $323.04
source

Destination: BEIJING, CHINA - URUMQUI, CHINA - SHANGHAIK, CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR FOR EDUCATION ON U.S./CHINA POLICY ISSUES
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,390.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: RECEIVE TECHNICAL BRIEFINGS FROM INTERNATIONAL AUTOMAKERS ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN ADVANCED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES AND TOUR THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $716.14
source

Destination: AIRLIE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND 2-DAY EDUCATIONAL POLICY SEMINAR TITLED, "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS"
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN-KAOSHUNG, TAIWAN ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR FOR EDUCATION ON U.S./TAIWAN POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,355.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO BE HELD ON MIT CAMPUS.
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,054.15
source

Destination: VISIT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: MEET WITH FACULTY AND TOUR OF PLASMA PHYSICS LAB
Date: Feb 24, 2003
Expense: $269.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mccrery

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,809.55
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $841.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christopher King.


American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.